carpogonium

noun
car·​po·​go·​ni·​um | \ ˌkär-pə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce carpogonium (audio) \
plural carpogonia\ ˌkär-​pə-​ˈgō-​nē-​ə How to pronounce carpogonia (audio) \

Definition of carpogonium

: the egg-bearing portion of the female reproductive organ in some red algae

Other Words from carpogonium

carpogonial \ ˌkär-​pə-​ˈgō-​nē-​əl How to pronounce carpogonial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of carpogonium

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Carpogonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpogonium. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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